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Literary evening lectures

Story added 29th Sep 2015

Literary lectures at City Lit

- Want something stimulating to do after work? 
- Want to discover new authors or engage further with your favourite writers?

Just us at our new monthly Literary evening lectures for lively talks on authors and literary topics given by writers and academics from City Lit and beyond.

Lectures take place at City Lit from 19:40-20:40

Tuesday 6 October - Aamer Hussein

City Lit lecturer, professor of creative writing at the University of Southampton, novelist, short story writer and critic, who will be talking abou tthe novels in translation that have inspired and influenced him as a writer including Tanizaki, Lu Xun, Yourcenar Pavese, Ismat Chlughtai and Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

£8. Book your ticket online or call 020 7831 7831

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Tuesday 10 November - Toby Brothers

Talk: 'Reconfiguring the domestic sphere: a consideration of Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and Molly Bloom's bed'

Toby Brothers (MA Education, Literature) has run the London Literary Salon and lectures at CityLit. Her experience includes facilitating literary seminars specializing in the most challenging Modernists (Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, T.S. Eliot) as well as classical works for adults. Her approach uses innovative education techniques that emphasize inclusion and exploration, using each participant’s lived experience and knowledge to build a dynamic reading of the literature. She has worked as a master teacher and a mentor teacher and has over 28 years of student-centered teaching and seminar experience in France, the USA, Japan and the United Kingdom.

£8. Book your ticket online or call 020 7831 7831

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Tuesday 8 December - Nick Field

Nick was Writer in Residence at Keats House, London during the summer of 2010, where he produced work for an anthology and gave performances for visitors. In 2011 his work was published in the Keats House anthology ‘Writ in Water’. In 2012 The Coffee House Journal ran a special feature on his work and two specially commissioned pieces, a poem and a short story, appeared have featured in Trespass magazine. Further commissions include Love Map for Apples and Snakes, performed at Latitude Festival and the Southbank Centre. He has toured two solo shows, incorporating live literature, theatre, live music and contemporary performance internationally and recently featured at Forest Fringe with a new dance performance piece and a one to one performance piece.

£8. Book your ticket online or call 020 7831 7831

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Tuesday 19 January - Sarah M. Hall

Talk: ‘Don't Be Afraid of Virginia Woolf’

Sarah M. Hall is the author of Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf and The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury. She is on the Executive Council and the Editorial Committee of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and is responsible for its web presence. She has given several talks about Woolf and Bloomsbury, and in 2015 taught a short course, Virginia Woolf and Modernism, at Waterstones Piccadilly. Sarah is also a professional editor.

£8. Book your ticket online or call 020 7831 7831

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